New York Labor Law 240

New York Labor Law 240 Attorneys

What is New York State Labor Law 240?

Labor Law 240 was drafted primarily to protect construction workers on ladders and scaffolds and in other conditions involving heights on construction sites. There is a lot going on with this law, but the most important factor is the duty of general contractors to make sure ladders, scaffolds, pulleys, and other gravity-related construction instruments are safe for workers.

Falls from ladders, scaffolding accidents, fall injuries, and other construction site injuries have been common for centuries. But in recent years, with the advent of New York's Labor Law 240, claims involving construction site accidents have become more complicated than ever. If you have been hurt in a construction site accident, make sure you work with a lawyer who has experience with this type of litigation and who has a thorough understanding of how Labor Law 240 litigation works.

At Restivo & Murphy LLP, we have more than 40 years of combined experience representing injured New York construction workers in catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers travel to meet our clients throughout New York City's 5 boroughs as well as Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County to ensure that they get the representation and service they deserve.

Have you suffered a catastrophic injury while working construction in New York? Call Restivo & Murphy LLP today at (800) 997-9109 or contact us online to meet with one of our skilled attorneys! 

Who is Liable Under New York Labor Law 240?

This duty is absolute and nondelegable. If the general contractor or manager on site puts someone else in charge, the general contractor and property owner would be liable for any injuries.

At Restivo & Murphy LLP, we have handled many cases involving Labor Law 240. Our attorneys have worked on cases involving roof collapses, scaffold and ladder falls, and related accidents, and we have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in litigation as well as in the appellate courts. Our law firm's approach is to take the time needed to obtain the maximum compensation available for each client's case.

Sound Counsel and Representation

One of the most important things we do as a firm is take care of our clients. Construction accidents usually result in catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death. Our attorneys understand the severity of these circumstances, and we take pride in the compassionate, personalized service we provide.

Especially with the complications involved with Labor Law 240 and other New York construction accident laws, we understand how complex the process can be. We will make sure you understand what's happening and that you know your rights and options along the way, and we will stay by your side through every step of the legal process.

Talk with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible about your case. Whether you are dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one or your own serious personal injuries, the sooner we get started, the more we can do in your case. We offer free consultations and take cases on contingency, so there is no financial risk for you to get your case started, as there are no attorney fees until we win.

Contact Restivo & Murphy LLP today to schedule a FREE consultation! 

Hear It From Our clients

  • “The best of the best at this firm!”
    “Let me just say they are the best of the best at this firm!! There is no one better than them!!!!!! I will tell anyone and everyone I know to go to Todd and Lonneke!! They kept me posted every single step of the way during my case.”
    - Kristie M.
  • “You guys are a great team and the best firm out there”
    “All I can say is if you want someone who is determined and committed to settling your case, Mr. Restivo is the attorney to do it for you! Mr. Restivo and Lonneke guided me all throughout the case.”
    - Guirlaine J.
  • “Thank You!”
    “I met these amazing people in 2009 when I was involved in a motorcycle accident in which I was a passenger, the level of professionalism that was extended to me was so phenomenal and heartwarming that I was drawn into them and felt like I was being treated”
    - Michael B.
  • “Highly recommend this law firm!”
    “I was in a life-threatening automobile accident that had me in the hospital for a month. Todd Restivo & Patrick Murphy were there from day one until now. They made sure I was taken care of throughout the entire process.”
    - Phil W.
  • “Todd and his team gave me my life back”
    “The settlement amount that Todd fought hard for me to get far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Todd and his staff to anyone who is nervous about their case being handled properly or anyone that is unsure which lawyer they should have hand”
    - Farah M.
  • “Mr. Restivo is truly about helping his clients”

    Mr. Restivo is truly about helping his clients He and his office went above and beyond to help me and family through a difficult time after my accident. I can’t recommend him enough and in fact, have recommended him to numerous other people.

    - Mark H.
  • “I've got positive results”
    “I was injured in a construction accident back in 2013. I switched from another firm over to Restivo and Murphy because the firm I was using was not handling my case properly.
    - Brian D
  • “Highly recommend their firm to family and friends”
    “Todd Restivo and his firm handled my case with the utmost professionalism at all times. Todd was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of my case and always took the time to speak with me at great lengths to fully answer any and all questions and conc”
    - Robert H.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $8,000,000 Fractured Pelvic & Urethral Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement for a 32-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a bus causing pelvic fractures and urethral injuries which required surgery.

  • $7,850,000 Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on snow and ice injuring her neck, back, and shoulder which required multiple surgeries.

  • $6,300,000 Fractured Foot & Amputation

    The verdict for a 47-year-old whose left foot was run over by a bus causing numerous foot fractures and the amputation of his big toe. The offer before trial was $1,050,000.

  • $4,250,000 Spinal Cord & Neck Injury

    We've recovered a settlement for a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer where the client sustained a spinal cord injury that required a neck surgery.

  • $4,025,000 Herniated Discs & Neck Surgery

    Resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.

  • $3,700,000 Spinal Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.

  • $3,436,000 Neck Injuries

    A verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.

  • $2,850,000 Brachial Plexus Injury

    We've recovered a settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.

  • $2,500,000 Serious Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.

  • $2,000,000 Neck Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.

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